Wow. Way to go, Catholics. Because punishing kids for their parents' relationship is the "Christian" thing to do.A Roman Catholic school in Massachusetts rescinded its admission offer to an 8-year-old boy who has lesbian parents. The school says that their same-sex relationship conflicts with the churchs teachings.
The Associated Press reported about the decision by the school in Hingham, Mass., where the family involved chose to remain anonymous.
The Massachusetts woman, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of concerns about the effect of publicity on her son, said she planned to send the boy to third grade at St. Paul Elementary School in Hingham in the fall, reported the AP. But she said she learned her son's acceptance was rescinded during a conference call Monday with Principal Cynthia Duggan and the parish priest, the Rev. James Rafferty.
The Boston archdiocese told the AP it was in consultation with the pastor and principal.
Same-sex marriage is legal in Massachusetts, but the mothers in this case are not married. However, they were open about their relationship during the application process, according to the AP.
The woman and her partner filled out both their names during the application process which asked for the names of parents rather than mother and father and attended an open house together at the school in February.
Earlier this year in Boulder, Colo., a Catholic school said that two children of lesbian parents could not re-enroll because of their mothers sexual orientation. The Denver archdiocese supported the schools move.
Keep it up.